March 20, 2014
Microsoft’s goal: Bring Big Data insights to a billion people

At the annual Global Accounts Summit in San Francisco, Susan Hauser, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Enterprise and Partner Group, delivered a joint keynote with Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president of Server and Tools Marketing, on the topic of Big Data. They shared how the company’s technology can accelerate global enterprise customers’ growth and agility.

December 6, 2013
Honk if you’re Neanderthal! Big data can help you trace your roots

Most of us have a pretty general idea of where our ancestors came from, and wish we knew more. Valerie Olague on the Windows Embedded team wanted to do something about it, so she sent a saliva sample to a DNA analysis company that taps into the power of big data.

September 18, 2013
Banks discover a goldmine in data

As noted in a post on the Microsoft Vertical Industries blog on Tuesday, to stay ahead of the competition, banks are looking for the best ways to gain insights from data and create new business value.

August 21, 2013
Big data goes to the dogs

There’s a human side of big data, and a canine one as well. Wednesday on the Windows Embedded blog, Valerie Olague relates how big data led to a new immunotherapy treatment that stands to keep her dog Charlie Brown around for years to come.